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July 19, 1991 - Image 52

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-07-19

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I NEWS I

YOU'RE CORDIALLY INVITED TO OUR

PT ANNIVERSARY

We're celebrating with
savings throughout the
dealership. A party you
N STOCK
can't afford to miss.

OVER
150

COME
ON IN
WE'RE
READY TO
DEAL

INNER
OF THE
MALCOLM
BALDRIDGE
AWARD FOR
CELLENCE
N QUALITY

JULY
18,19 &20

PLENTY of
OT DOGS and
FRESHMENTS

SPECIAL
SALE
HOURS

9-9 Thursday
9-7 Friday
10-4 Saturday

NO GIMMICKS!!

JUST THE BEST PRICES
AND SERVICE IN TOWN.

LEASE A 1991 SEDAN de VILLE

The metro area's largest selection
of watches, bands and batteries!

For the area's largest selection of watches.

keeping Detroiter.
right On time ,inc e 1927

SOUTHFIELD: (Southfield & 12 Mile) 552-0080
PONTIAC: (Voorheis & Telegraph) 333-2263
FARMINGTON HILLS: (Orchard Lk. & 13 Mile) 851-0440

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FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1991

Full service watch and jewelry repair.

WATCH BANDS

MT. CLEMENS: (Canal & Garfield) 263-7700
MADISON HEIGHTS: (12 Mile & Dequindre) 541-0808

Pro-Israel Lobby Will Not
Fight Arms Package

Washington (JTA) — Con-
gress is not expected to block
a $473 million contract pro-
posed by the Bush ad-
ministration last week to
provide Saudi Arabia with
jeeps and aircraft
maintenance and training.
The proposed sale was
unveiled by the administra-
tion July 11, as a $682 mill-
ion arms package for the
United Arab Emirates
cleared Capitol Hill. Con-
gress has 30 days to block
arms sales after formal
notification from the ad-
ministration.
Pro-Israel lobbyists are
more concerned about expec-
tations that sometime after
Labor Day, the administra-
tion will announce a major
Saudi package valued at
more than $10 billion. That
package has been projected
to include F-15 fighter
planes, AWACS surveil-
lance aircraft and multiple-
launch rocket systems.
The package announced
last week includes 2,300
Humvee jeeps, short for
High Mobility Multi-
Purpose Wheeled Vehicles.
Valued together at $123
million, the jeeps would be
sold from U.S. stocks left in
Saudi Arabia after the Per-
sian Gulf war.
The remaining $350 mill-
ion would provide training
and maintenance for
AWACS and aerial refueling
tanker planes previously
sold to the Saudis.
The Pentagon said the
airplane services "will con-
tribute to the foreign policy
and national security of the
United States by helping to
maintain the security of a
friendly country." The prime
contractor is the Boeing
Company of Seattle.
The sale of jeeps "is consis-
tent with the stated U.S.
policy" of transferring
"reasonable amounts of
defense articles and ser-
vices," the Pentagon said.
The jeeps would provide "an
all-terrain mode of transpor-
tation for (Saudi) ground
forces."
Saudi Arabia "has been
and continues to be an im-
portant force for political
stability and economic pro-
gress in the Middle East,"
the Pentagon said. The jeeps
would be sold by LTV Corp.
of South Bend, Ind.
The package for the
United Arab Emirates in-
cludes 20 Apache attack
helicopters and 620 Hellfire
missiles.

Symbolic opposition to the
sale came from 28 senators,
who signed onto a resolution
of disapproval sponsored by
Sen. Alan Cranston, D-Calif.
A similar resolution was in-
troduced in the House by
Reps. Dante Fascell, D-Fla.,
and Lee Hamilton, D-Ind.
The American Israel
Public Affairs Committee
did not take a position on the
UAE package, said one pro-
Israel lobbyist. When told of
the proposed Saudi jeep and
AWACS training package,
the lobbyist issued a flat
"no" to the possibility of op-
position.
Meanwhile, Mr. Cranston
is accusing the UAE of
possibly using laundered
drug money to pay for the
$682 million package.
He cited a July 10 New
York Times report that the
UAE president, Sheik Zayed
bin Sultan al-Nahayan, is
the principal shareholder of
the Bank of Credit and
Commerce International,
which he called "one of the
world's most notorious
launderers of narcotics
money."
The bank collapsed July 5,
when leading creditors, in-
cluding Britain and other
governments, seized its
assets.
A UAE Embassy spokes-
man here did not return re-
peated phone inquiries.

Women Protest
Mall Plans

Bonn (JTA) — Women
from Berlin demonstrated
last week against plans to
build an enormous shopping
mall close to the memorial to
victims of the Ravens ruck
concentration camp, through
which 90,000 women in-
mates once passed.
The cultural affairs min-
ister of the federal state of
Brandenburg, Heinrich
Enderlein, called the plans a
"scandal."
The German Jewish com-
munity lodged a formal pro-
test and urged Brandenburg
to ban the project, slated for
land formerly occupied by
Soviet troops.
The state government is
examining the legality of the
land sales to developers. But
Eberhard Dentzer, director
of the memorial, said it was
too late. According to Dent-
zer, "the shopping center is
already a fact."

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